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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904006/the-crash-report-emergency-management-dilemmas-facing-acute-physicians-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Laura C Price, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Philip Marino, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Colm McCabe, Aleksander Kemnpy, Lorna Swan, Maria Boutsikou, Ahmed Al Zahrani, Gerry J Coghlan, Benjamin E Schreiber, Luke S Howard, Rachel Davies, Mark Toshner, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Alistair C Church, Andrew Peacock, Paul A Corris, James L Lordan, Sean Gaine, Robin Condliffe, David G Kiely, Stephen John Wort
Treatment of acute emergencies in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be challenging. In the UK and Ireland, management of adult patients with PAH is centred in eight nationally designated pulmonary hypertension (PH) centres. However, many patients live far from these centres and physicians in local hospitals are often required to manage PAH emergencies. A committee of physicians from nationally designated PH centres identified the 'most common' emergency clinical scenarios encountered in patients with PAH...
September 12, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870155/pessary-or-progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-delivery-in-women-with-short-cervical-length-the-quadruple-p-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maud D van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Christiana A Naaktgeboren, Ewoud Schuit, Dick J Bekedam, Etelka Moll, Martijn A Oudijk, Wilhelmina M van Baal, Marjon A de Boer, Henricus Visser, Joris van Drongelen, Flip W van de Made, Karlijn C Vollebregt, Moira A Muller, Mireille N Bekker, Jozien T J Brons, Marieke Sueters, Josje Langenveld, Maureen T Franssen, Nico W Schuitemaker, Erik van Beek, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Karin de Boer, Eveline M Tepe, Anjoke J M Huisjes, Angelo B Hooker, Evelyn C J Verheijen, Dimitri N Papatsonis, Ben Willem J Mol, Brenda M Kazemier, Eva Pajkrt
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is in quantity and in severity the most important topic in obstetric care in the developed world. Progestogens and cervical pessaries have been studied as potential preventive treatments with conflicting results. So far, no study has compared both treatments. METHODS/DESIGN: The Quadruple P study aims to compare the efficacy of vaginal progesterone and cervical pessary in the prevention of adverse perinatal outcome associated with preterm birth in asymptomatic women with a short cervix, in singleton and multiple pregnancies separately...
September 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868940/vigilance-on-use-of-drugs-herbal-products-and-food-supplements-during-pregnancy-focus-on-fosfomycin
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C Mannucci, G Dante, M Miroddi, F Facchinetti, R D'Anna, A Santamaria, M C Lenti, A Vannacci, F Calapai, M Perone, G Migliardi, A Alibrandi, M Navarra, G Calapai
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as a common bacterial infection that can lead to significant morbidity such as stricture, fistula, abscess formation, bacteremia, sepsis, pyelonephritis and kidney dysfunction with a mortality rates reported of 1% in men and 3% in women because of development of pyelonephritis. UTIs are more common in women and the 33% of them, requires antimicrobials treatment for at least 1 episode by the age of 24 years. UTIs are the most common infections observed during pregnancy and up to 30% of mothers with not treated asymptomatic bacteriuria may develop acute pyelonephritis which consequently can be associated to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851302/maternal-mortality-audit-in-suriname-between-2010-and-2014-a-reproductive-age-mortality-survey
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Lachmi R Kodan, Kim J C Verschueren, Jos van Roosmalen, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp
BACKGROUND: The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG-5) aimed to improve maternal health, targeting a maternal mortality ratio (MMR) reduction of 75% between 1990 and 2015. The objective of this study was to identify all maternal deaths in Suriname, determine the extent of underreporting, estimate the reduction, audit the maternal deaths and assess underlying causes and substandard care factors. METHODS: A reproductive age mortality survey was conducted in Suriname (South-American upper-middle income country) between 2010 and 2014 to identify all maternal deaths in the country...
August 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761227/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-specific-disorders
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J Prakash, V C Ganiger
The incidence of acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) has declined significantly over the last three decades in developing countries. However, it is still associated with significant fetomaternal mortality and morbidity. The diagnosis of P-AKI is based on the serum creatinine increase. The usual formulas for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are not validated in this population. The incidence of P-AKI with respect to total AKI cases has decreased in the last three decades from 25% in 1980s to 9% in 2000s at our centre...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749853/the-icu-is-becoming-a-main-battlefield-for-severe-maternal-rescue-in-china-an-8-year-single-center-clinical-experience
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Liu Yuqi, Guoliang Tan, Shang Chengming, Sun Xuri
OBJECTIVES: To review the characteristics of and to identify the reasons for severe maternal admissions to the ICU. DESIGN: This was an analytical, observational, open, and retrospective study. SETTING: In our ICU. PATIENTS: A total of 487 severe maternal cases were reviewed during the 8-year study period of January 2009 to December 2016. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: A total of 487 severe maternal cases (12...
July 26, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681433/prevalence-of-positive-direct-antiglobulin-test-and-clinical-outcomes-in-surinamese-newborns-from-d-negative-women
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Rens Zonneveld, Margriet Lamers, Henk Schonewille, Anneke Brand, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Wilco C W R Zijlmans
BACKGROUND: In low-resource countries, screening for D antibodies to detect pregnancies at risk for hemolytic disease of the newborn is not routine practice. Retrospective data showed that 5.5% of Surinamese newborns of D-negative women had a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT), indicating the presence of maternal antibodies against fetal antigens. Here, the frequency and clinical relevance of DAT positivity is evaluated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Between April 2015 and June 2016, an observational, multicenter cohort study was undertaken among Surinamese newborns born to D-negative women...
July 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670748/somanz-guidelines-for-the-investigation-and-management-sepsis-in-pregnancy
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Lucy Bowyer, Helen L Robinson, Helen Barrett, Timothy M Crozier, Michelle Giles, Irena Idel, Sandra Lowe, Karin Lust, Catherine A Marnoch, Mark R Morton, Joanne Said, Maggie Wong, Angela Makris
SOMANZ (Society of Obstetric Medicine Australia and New Zealand) has written a guideline to provide evidence-based guidance for the investigation and care of women with sepsis in pregnancy or the postpartum period. The guideline is evidence-based and incorporates recent changes in the definition of sepsis. The etiology, investigation and treatment of bacterial, viral and non-infective causes of sepsis are discussed. Obstetric considerations relevant to anaesthetic and intensive care treatment in sepsis are also addressed...
July 3, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658507/antibiotics-for-neonates-born-through-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid
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REVIEW
Lauren E Kelly, Sandesh Shivananda, Prashanth Murthy, Ravisha Srinivasjois, Prakeshkumar S Shah
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1 in 10 pregnancies is affected by meconium passage at delivery, which can result in meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). MAS can cause respiratory complications and, very rarely, death. Antibiotics have been prescribed for neonates exposed to meconium in amniotic fluid, with the intention of preventing infection due to potential bacterial contaminants. OBJECTIVES: We conducted this review to assess the efficacy and safety of antibiotics for:1...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595858/risk-of-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-among-pregnant-women
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Yasunori Suematsu, Yoshitsugu Obi, Akihiro Shimomura, Reza Fazl Alizadeh, Nosratola D Vaziri, Ninh T Nguyen, Michael J Stamos, Hirohito Ichii
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a critical complication after surgery. Although pregnancy is a known risk factor of VTE, available data on the risk of postoperative VTE are scarce. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database between 2006 and 2012, we matched 2,582 pregnant women to 103,640 nonpregnant women based on age, race, body mass index, and modified Rogers score. Pregnant women, compared with matched nonpregnant women, experienced higher incidence of VTE (0...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561253/obstetric-disorders-in-the-icu
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Daniela N Vasquez, Lauren Plante, María N Basualdo, Gustavo G Plotnikow
Pregnant and postpartum patients represent a challenge to critical care physicians, as two patients in one have to be cared for and because specific obstetric disorders, not universally covered in formal critical care training, need to be managed. Pregnancy also alters physiologic norms, so that the critical care physician may either fail to recognize a value as abnormal in pregnancy or mistakenly identify as abnormal a value within the normal range for a pregnant woman. In this article, we will review the most frequent obstetric causes of admission of pregnant/postpartum patients to the intensive care unit (hypertensive disease of pregnancy, obstetric hemorrhage, and obstetric sepsis) along with their diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation, and recommended treatment...
April 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558733/towards-a-consensus-definition-of-maternal-sepsis-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-expert-consultation
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REVIEW
Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a clear and actionable definition of maternal sepsis, in order to better assess the burden of this condition, trigger timely and effective treatment and allow comparisons across facilities and countries. The objective of this study was to review maternal sepsis definitions and identification criteria and to report on the results of an expert consultation to develop a new international definition of maternal sepsis. METHODS: All original and review articles and WHO documents, as well as clinical guidelines providing definitions and/or identification criteria of maternal sepsis were included...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553568/colorectal-cancer-presenting-with-constipation-during-pregnancy
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Adriana Jones, Michael R Povlow
Colorectal cancer is a rare occurrence during pregnancy and can present with symptoms that are common during pregnancy such as constipation.This can make the diagnosis of colorectal cancer during pregnancy difficult. Management of colorectal cancer during pregnancy is similar to the treatment of non-pregnant patients, but with fetal safety in mind. This case report describes a 33-year-old female gravida two para one (G2P1) at 29 weeks gestation who presented with a complete bowel obstruction. Colonoscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and later resection showed an obstructing malignancy which was then resected through an exploratory laparotomy with left hemicolectomy...
April 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551689/perinatal-mortality-and-morbidity-of-growth-restricted-fetuses-and-newborns-own-experience-first-report
#14
Katarzyna Pankiewicz, Tomasz Maciejewski
AIM: to evaluate the outcome of pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction with particular emphasis on the factors (fetal and maternal) related to perinatal mortality and morbidity of the fetus and newborn. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the documentation of 53 women admitted with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction based on ultrasound examination (fetal biometry and fetal vessel Doppler abnormalities). 38 (71.7%) patients were referred to our department with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction, whereas 15 (28...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536811/listeriosis-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Mitko Madjunkov, Shahnaz Chaudhry, Shinya Ito
PURPOSE: Listeriosis is a rare foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes. It can be transmitted by consuming contaminated ready-to-eat food, long shelf-life products, deli meats, and soft cheeses. Listeria has a predilection to affect immunocompromised patients, elderly people, pregnant women and neonates. In particular, pregnant women are at ~18 times greater risk of infection than general population due to specific pregnancy-related suppressed cell-mediated immunity and placental tropism of L...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439194/fetal-neonatal-hyperthyroidism-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approachment
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REVIEW
Selim Kurtoğlu, Ahmet Özdemir
Fetal and neonatal hyperthyroidism may occur in mothers with Graves' disease. Fetal thyrotoxicosis manifestation is observed with the transition of TSH receptor stimulating antibodies to the fetus from the 17th-20th weeks of pregnancy and with the fetal TSH receptors becoming responsive after 20 weeks. The diagnosis is confirmed by fetal tachycardia, goiter and bone age advancement in pregnancy and maternal treatment is conducted in accordance. The probability of neonatal hyperthyroidism is high in the babies of mothers that have ongoing antithyroid requirement and higher antibody levels in the last months of pregnancy...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398913/sepsis-in-obstetrics-treatment-prognosis-and-prevention
#17
Sheryl E Parfitt, Mary L Bogat, Cheryl Roth
Sepsis during pregnancy is one of the five leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Early recognition and prompt treatment of maternal sepsis is necessary to improve patient outcomes. Patient education on practices that reduce infections may be helpful in decreasing rates of sepsis. Education of nurses about early signs and symptoms of sepsis in pregnancy and use of obstetric-specific tools can assist in timely identification and better outcomes. Although the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) criteria for diagnosis of sepsis in the general population are not pertinent for obstetric patients, their treatment bundles (guidelines) are applicable and can be used to guide care of obstetric patients who develop sepsis...
July 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383376/successful-continuation-of-pregnancy-after-treatment-of-group-a-streptococci-sepsis
#18
Ali Alhousseini, Mia E Layne, Bernard Gonik, David Bryant, Sanjay Patwardhan, Manasi Patwardhan
BACKGROUND: Invasive group A streptococci infections in pregnancy have historically led to severe maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. We are reporting a rare and novel case of successful treatment of third-trimester group A streptococci infection with early, aggressive intervention and maintenance of the pregnancy to term. CASE: A 35 year old woman initially presented with fever, flu-like symptoms, and preterm contractions at 34 weeks of gestation. She demonstrated signs of early stages of septic shock, ultimately attributed to group A streptococci bacteremia...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352008/spectrum-of-renal-injury-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-experience-from-a-single-center-in-india
#19
Mahesh Eswarappa, Madhyastha Rakesh, Puri Sonika, K Snigdha, M Midhun, K Kaushik, Gurudev Konana Chennabasappa, Bande Sujeeth
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a known complication of late pregnancy and is an important cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Data on clinical profile, especially renal profile of preeclampsia and eclampsia in Indian women are lacking. The aim of our study was to examine the renal profile and clinical outcomes of patients diagnosed with PIH in our institution with a focus on the spectrum of acute kidney injury (AKI). In this prospective, observational study, 347 patients with a diagnosis of preeclampsia-eclampsia, who were undergoing treatment at the M...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347852/first-report-of-human-parechovirus-type-3-infection-in-a-pregnant-woman
#20
Makiko Shinomoto, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Takuya Sugahara, Keiko Nakata, Tomoya Kotani, Hidetaka Yoshitake, Kento Yuasa, Masashi Saeki, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Human parechovirus type 3 (HPeV3) can cause serious conditions in neonates, such as sepsis and encephalitis, but data for adults are lacking. The case of a pregnant woman with HPeV3 infection is reported herein. A 28-year-old woman at 36 weeks of pregnancy was admitted because of myalgia and muscle weakness. Her grip strength was 6.0kg for her right hand and 2.5kg for her left hand. The patient's symptoms, probably due to fasciitis and not myositis, improved gradually with conservative treatment, however labor pains with genital bleeding developed unexpectedly 3 days after admission...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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